Getting started with the Duplicator 4 / 4X.

Unboxing and Setup (PDF)

Unboxing the Wanhao Duplicator (video).

First Run Experience (PDF)

The Wanhao support forum is available to answer many of your questions.

An unofficial user manual for Simplify3D.

Recommended accessories and printing techniques:

When printing PLA or Taulman filament, use blue painter’s tape on the bed. The bed does not need to be heated, but setting it to 30-40 deg C is ok.

  • A 2″ or 3″ chisel scraper – to remove models from the bed.
  • Isopropyl alchohol, to clean the blue tape prior to printing.
  • Lint-free cloth

When printing directly on Kapton tape (ABS or Taulman filament):

  • A 2″ or 3″ chisel scraper – to remove models from the bed.
  • Acetone, to clean the Kapton.
  • Aqua Net Super Hold hairspray – lightly spray the Kapton tape to improve model adherence.
  • Heat the bed to at least 60 deg C.